Omron's controller incorporates communications and self-tuning capabilities.

Available in 1/32 din, E5GN incorporates communications and self-tuning capabilities in a compact housing. From Omron Electronics Inc., The 1.89 x 0.94 x 3.94" (48 x 24 x 100 mm) device can communicate to automation devices and computers via rs485. Autotuning, fuzzy logic self-tuning and a range of temperature inputs are available, including thermocouple, platinum resistance thermometer, noncontact temperature sensor and analog inputs. The temperature controller is suitable for plastics processing, packaging and semiconductor assembly applications.

November 2000, RS# 203